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Big start from Istanbul on 5th May 2012!Wednesday, November 30, 2011

The second edition of the Europa Race will start from Istanbul on Saturday 5th May 2012. The course will take a South-to-North route, starting from the banks of the Bosphorus ľ Istanbul, throughout the Mediterranena Sea via Barcelona, the Atlantic Ocean and the English Channel to get to Portsmouth and finally defy one more time the Atlantic Ocean to reach La Rochelle on 6th of June.

The best navigators of the moment among them Franšois Gabart (Macif), Jean-Pierre Dick (Vibrac-Paprec 3), Bernard Stamm (CheminÚes-Poujoulat), Kito de Pavant (Groupe Bel), Marc Guillemot (Safran), Mike Golding (Gamesa), Armel LeClÚac'h (Banque Populaire) et Vincent Riou (PRB) will be on the starting line in Istanbul in May 2012.


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Ven 10 Juin : Europa Race to be rescheduled

Olay Nautic, organiser of the race around Europe, and IMOCA, the association of skippers of 60' monohulls, have taken the joint decision to postpone the race, which had been scheduled to start on the 1st of July.

The race itself fulfils all of the conditions set by the Organiser and IMOCA, but the number of entries is insufficient for an event of this standing.

This situation is in part due to the difficult economic climate which has led to fewer sponsored campaigns, technical issues on some boats, and the fact that a number of boats have only recently finished the round the world Barcelona World Race.

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Lun 14 Mars : Europa Race: the race is already on

Four skippers have already confirmed that they will be racing in this second IMOCA race around Europe. Four highly talented teams who will be fighting it out all the way from the waters of the Bosphorus to the Solent from the 1st of July until the 10th of August. Forty days of racing as well as stopovers in ports rich in maritime heritage await some of our best sailors on the planet.

Bernard Stamm (CheminÚes Poujoulat), Alex Thomson (Hugo Boss), Marc Guillemot (Safran) and Kito de Pavant (Groupe Bel), are the four skippers who have already confirmed ...

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Dim 5 Dec : An event for sustainability and environmental responsibility

For the second edition of the Europa Race, the Imoca fleet will be racing a thoroughly innovative course. From the 1st of July to the 10th of August, experienced teams will have the opportunity to fight it out over 4100 miles of racing around Europe on an exacting course which will forge strong links between East and West, from Istanbul to Cowes, via Barcelona, Brest and Hamburg. With its strong involvement in the promotion of ecotechnologies, and under the patronage of the European Commission, the Europa Race promises to be a significant event in the 2011 calendar.


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11/30/2011 : Big start from Istanbul on 5th May 2012!

6/10/2011 : Europa Race to be rescheduled

3/14/2011 : Europa Race: the race is already on

12/5/2010 : An event for sustainability and environmental responsibility

9/22/2009 : Almost abreast in to Brest!

9/22/2009 : Desjoyeaux: "We prove the absents to be wrong"

9/21/2009 : In Brest a big welcome awaits Michel Desjoyeaux, the expected winner.

9/20/2009 : The fleet regroups at the gate in Brittany

9/19/2009 : Matches in the race

9/18/2009 : Towards the Home Straits, and a Tricky Forecast

9/18/2009 : Close to Portuguese coasts

9/17/2009 : From One World to Another

9/17/2009 : They are now in the great ocean

9/16/2009 : Atlantic Rendez-vous

9/15/2009 : Thunderstorms and Skirmishes off Cap Palos

9/14/2009 : Full throttle for Brittany

9/13/2009 : The Battle of the Atlantic: Deliverance

9/12/2009 : Great Show of the Istanbul Europa Race in Spain

9/10/2009 : Perfectly Poised after Groupe Bel win into Barcelona

9/9/2009 : Minorca, before the high pressure

9/8/2009 : To Barcelona from Nice, not exactly a walk in the park......

9/7/2009 : Groupe Bel and Foncia, Top Guns in Nice

9/6/2009 : Nice welcomes the heroes

9/6/2009 : Viva Espana !

9/5/2009 : High Tension into Nice

9/5/2009 : Great race nearby Corsica

9/4/2009 : Has Foncia taken the magic potion?

9/4/2009 : Latin lovers

9/3/2009 : Spain takes the lead

9/2/2009 : In the clutches of the high...

9/2/2009 : Kito de Pavant: "Mediterranean is capricious"

9/2/2009 : Paprec-Virbac in the southerly route

9/2/2009 : Veolia Environnement comes up against the barrier

9/2/2009 : Michel Desjoyeaux: "Anyone can't foresee the outcome"

9/2/2009 : 1876 speaks european language

8/31/2009 : Brain teaser for everybody, De Pavant keeps the lead

8/31/2009 : Alex Pellas:

8/31/2009 : First quotes from Altadill

8/31/2009 : Jean-Luc Nelias:

8/31/2009 : Desjoyeaux often leaves the helm to Beyou

8/31/2009 : Groupe Bel happy with night sailing

8/30/2009 : Close battle in the Aegean Sea

8/30/2009 : Kito De Pavant:

8/29/2009 : Michel Desjoyeaux opens the ball in Istanbul

8/28/2009 : Successful warm up on the Bosphorus

8/22/2009 : The birth of European tour

7/14/2009 : Istanbul hosts for the biggest sail race of Europe...

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2. : Groupe Bel13 points
3. : 187610 points
4. : Veolia Environnement10 points
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